This week, the Bid Protest Weekly article analyzes a recent protest involving post-award negotiations with an awardee. While the solicitation actually informed offerors that the agency would engage negotiations with the awardee, during the negotiations the agency actually changed some of the certifications requirements called for in the solicitation. One of the disappointed offerors protested the changed requirements. GAO sustained the protest, stating that a change in the solicitation requirements, even after award, required a solicitation amendment.
The Bid Protest Weekly is an online journal created and maintained by our Government Contracts Practice Group. This and similar articles analyzing recent bid protest decisions are posted each week on the Bid Protest Weekly website: www.bidprotestweekly.com. The Bid Protest Weekly website also offers a continuously expanding archive of decision digests dating back to 2008 that summarize and categorize GAO bid protest decisions.